Distance: 8.5 miles (13.5km)
Ascent: 347 metres
Start/finish: Blackrock Gate layby, BA5 3BT

Follow the track east towards Black Rock, turn L uphill after the gate and around to the L up a long flight of steps and south-west to a path junction. Turn R onto a footpath leading across fields, to the L of Piney Sleight Farm and past Charterhouse Farm to the road (2.6 miles/4.2km). Turn R and then L onto a footpath north-east across fields to the open moorland below Beacon Batch. Skirt the eastern edge of the moorland to a path junction, turn L then after 0.6 miles/1km bear R onto the straight path to the trig point (4.4 miles/7.1km). Run south-east back to the track junction, turn L east to the wireless station masts. Fork R on the road downhill, turn R onto the next road then L onto a footpath to Blackmoor. Turn R at the next junction, then R onto a byway to cross a road. Take the path down Velvet Bottom to the start.

Download and print route directions

Download .GPX file

How to use .GPX files

OS Map

To see this map cookies and javascript must be enabled. If you are still having trouble after having checked both of these please contact us using the link at the top of the page

Open Street Map and interactive elevation profile

[map style=”width: auto; height:400px; margin:20px 0px 20px 0px; border: 1px solid black;” lat=”51.2873″ lon=”-2.7442″ maptype=”OSM” z=”11″ gpx=”http://wildrunning.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/28-Cheddar-Gorge-and-Beacon-Batch.gpx”]